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Watch: Woman in Saudi Arabia car crash during drifting

The emergence of the “tafheet,” or “drifting” trend, has now evolved to become named “taf’ees”

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A video has emerged on social media purporting to show a young man and woman in Saudi Arabia getting into an accident after attempting to carry out car drifting stunts.

The emergence of the “tafheet,” or “drifting” trend, has now evolved to become named “taf’ees” – which is similar to road drifting, but done on sand.

While this video – allegedly shot in the city of Makkah – has gone viral on social media, there is still no information from authorities regarding the incident or further details about those involved in the accident.

According to Saudi traffic authorities, at least one driver gets into an accident in the kingdom every second, while at least 20 people - mostly young Saudi men - die per day to speeding, drifting or reckless driving.

In August, the kingdom announced a significant increase in penalties, such as traffic fines and stricter legislation, in the hope that it will curb the phenomenon.